Saturday, February 7, 2009

Island of the Setting Sun inspires Brass Band composition

A Drogheda-born composer, Richard Rock, has created a piece for Brass Band called "Island of the Setting Sun", named after our book. The piece, which is 6 minutes long, was premiered in Britain by the Salford University Brass Band conducted by Howard Evans. The piece was inspired by the book, and features composer's notes which were compiled with the assistance of Anthony Murphy. Richard Rock plays tenor horn with the famous Yorkshire Building Society Band.

To see some of the score, click this link.

To hear a quick clip of the piece, click here.

Island of the Setting Sun for Brass Band is published by OffBeat Music Publishing. Click here for more details.

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